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investors? we ask technology analyst scott kessler. >> tom: and the comeback in housing could be a boon for truck sales. how u.s. automakers are getting ready for a pickup in pickup sales. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r." on early economic numbers as well as from the corporate corner. we'll have more on facebook and its big announcement coming up in a moment. over all, stocks were lower with investors reacting to some weakness we saw in u.s. manufacturing. buyers, though, were able to step in, with the blue chips moving higher. it was disappointment over the facebook announcement that led to more selling in textbook shares as apple's stock continued for the second day in a row. the dow industrials closing up 27 points, and the nasdaq lost six, with the s&p 500 rising almost two points. >> as tom mentioned, we got an early read on how american factors are doing. and it is not good. manufacturing contracted for the sixth straight month. and the federal reserve tallied the numbers and said the index for december was pressured by a drop i in new orders and shipment. and the condi
is the technology expert at barrango corporation of south san francisco, california, a preeminent player in the $2 billion-a-year visual merchandising business. >> we create props, decorations, displays for stores, shopping malls, amusement parks, any commercial properties. >> reporter: this all started right after the san francisco earthquake. a newly-arrived italian immigrant named barrango, a sculptor by trade, started making mannequins, the most lifelike anyone had ever seen. but it turns out the real gold was in holiday displays, and, for over 100 years, barrango has been manufacturing them and classic carosels for retailers around the country and the world, from boston to burbank, from berlin to beijing. yes, they ship to china, but they don't make it there. >> we've had the opportunity to go to china and have things manufactured, but we're a quality, hands-on family, company, and we need it to be in america in order to produce what we've got. we can't just turn it over to production in another country. >> reporter: it is that quality- first mantra, along with its global reach, that squired
more powerful, they're also more fuel efficient and loaded with new technology. ruben ramirez reports. >> reporter: if 2012 was the year of the fuel efficient "green car," 2013 is shaping up to be the year of the truck. the big three-- gm, ford and chrysler-- all are out with new 2013 models or concept pickups that will start hitting showrooms over the next few years. the three are fierce competitors in the full-size pickup segment where profit margins are larger compared to cars. jeffries auto analyst peter nesvold says automakers make $12,000 to $15,000 in profit for each full-size truck they sell. >> to put that into perspective, small cars might be anywhere from $2,000 to maybe $4,000. so when you get that shift towards trucks, that's quite powerful to earnings. >> reporter: g.m. has two new models, the chevy silverado and g.m.c. sierra. >> the truck margins are still certainly strong for us; they continue to be for the entire industry. and with this new truck, that'll be no different, but it's still a great value for the customer. >> reporter: even with the higher margins, buyers
's decision to upgrade the hydraulics and other mechanical systems with next-generation technology that runs on electricity. >> you've got generators on board the aircraft that are powering the systems directly with electricity. that, of course, means a lot more juice is flowing through the plane. it also means you need more powerful batteries as backup systems. >> reporter: investigators from the federal aviation administration and national transportation safety board are working with their counterparts in japan to try to determine whether a manufacturing defect caused the battery in an all nippon airways 787 to burn up. if that proves to be the case, boeing may find the fix is straight forward. but if the problem is the lithium battery technology itself, boeing faces a more difficult engineering challenge. >> lithium ion batteries have a lot of power and of course there are many types of batteries out there and hopefully a substitute can be found, but nothing is absolutely set in stone at this point. >> reporter: boeing might be able to design a container to prevent or protect fires caused
in that we can look at what the numbers are like across the broader technology landscape, for how much it is people are accessing the internet through mobile devices, and that has been very substantial. but for ebay, the impact on this on the holiday shopping season, was on black monday, the monday after thanksgiving, you had volumes through ebay's mobile app were up three times, year-over-year, and through paypal, their payment, the mobile app there so volumes up two times, just for that one day alone. these numbers were better than the 120% increase discussed for the year as a whole. and certainly auger for n])jñ you could see in the course of 2013. >> susie: what does all of this mean for ebay stock? in 2012 it had a terrific year, the shares were up 75%. after this earnings report, the shares were up about 1% in after-hours trading. what is your ranking on the stock? >> our ranking on the stock is it is trading pretty much at a premium to its growth rate. we haven't seen anything coming out of guidance from the company to say they're raising that growth rate ap appreciationably. a
the stock. but are you also not a fan, a real fan of technology. why not? >> well, look, we look at a few things when we make our recommendations, susie. we look at the the achieve ability. are the estimates achievable. i think for tech it is tough right now. a lot of the conditions in the economy are slow. it spending is to the really that great. so i don't know if the estimates are that achievable. i also think that yeah, better risk/reward in other sectors in the market. we're trying to advise our clients how to outperform the s&p. i think there is better opportuniy. within tech there are some things we like where recommending suck stocks for example. i think that is one economically sensitive area that the stocks haven't participated that much in the rally. >> susie: let's talk about the areas that have been telling your clients, morgan stanley clients which direction to go. you have three big themes for your clients. buy stocks with from american companies with exposure to china, positive on china. buy dividend paying stocks and you like very large stocks, what you call megastocks. w
technology companies that investors hope will go public. one is twitter. although many i.p.o. experts don't think that will happen this year. another possibility is square--a mobile payments company founded by the man who created twitter. and, finally dropbox, a web- based file hosting service. but, it's understandable that many companies are approaching the i.p.o. market cautiously. they're wary of becoming the next facebook with a stock price that's still well below may's offering price. erika miller, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: it took a long time for norwegian cruise lines to make the big decision to go public. since the 1990's, it attempted several times to do an i.p.o., but pulled back. when i talked with c.e.o. kevin sheehan today, i asked him why he felt that the time was finally right. >> it's always a lot of pluses and minuses of being a public company, as you know, but at some point, we needed to take this step. and we thought this was the perfect time, you know, washington resolved its situation, and now we move into the new year feeling a little bit more comfortable that th
on search as their core product, and mentioned, example, all of the technology that has gone into maps, which is a very popular product. i think that is, to some extent, to indicate the most, which google had in terms of search. the fact that people used search to look for services and places, and then avertisers could reach them there. at the moment, that's not really what facebook's graph search is about. i would say in the near term, there is probably not going to be much advertising impact on google's search product from facebook. >> susie: as you mentioned a moment ago, investors really snapped up the shares in after-hours ioading. you recently raised your target on google t tur $740, and after hours, it was really approaching that number. what's your view on the stock, buy more or just sit on what you've got? >> i've got a neutral on the stock because there may be some longer-term issues that may play out over the next year or so, but it looks like the top-line trends, i think, were particularly important this quarter. google beat expectations there on their core business. so cer
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